Anni Albers Bio

Anni Albers (1899–1994) is celebrated for her pioneering wall hangings, weavings, and designs. She is considered the most important textile artist of the 20th century, as well as an influential designer, printmaker, and educator. Born in Berlin, she studied weaving at the Bauhaus in 1922 and joined the faculty in 1929. She later taught at Black Mountain College, from 1933 to 1949, and spent her later years in Connecticut, designing innovative pictorial fabrics, writing, and exhibiting widely.